I'm a former diesel truck mechanic who used to do some stick and oxy acetylene welding/brazing/cutting 40 years ago. I've played with a MIG machine a little bit in the last few months. I'm now retired and still do a lot of mechanical work (never stopped doing that sort of thing). I want to get back into welding and build my skills in stick, MIG and TIG and I'm looking for a multi-process welder.

Anyway, here's my questions:

1. Could those who have welded with the Multimatic 200 give me their impressions?

2. Has anyone welded aluminum with the Spoolmate 100? What do you think?

Please give me any feedback that you have as I've checked with two dealers here in Wichita, KS and nobody has one that I can even look at yet! Thanks in advance!